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Kupets Repeats as NCAA Champion
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Georgia sophomore Courtney Kupets successfully defended her all-around title Thursday during the preliminaries of the NCAA Championships, held in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Kupets led Georgia in the first of two sessions, with the GymDogs posting a meet-high 197.700. Top-ranked Florida was second with 197.400, and Nebraska also grabbed a spot in the Super Six berth from the afternoon session with 196.625. Oklahoma (196.250), Alabama (196.125) and Oregon State (195.100) were eliminated.

In the evening session, home team Utah posted a winning 197.325 to edge Stanford (197.200). UCLA earned the final berth to Friday night's Super Six final with 196.475. Completing session two were LSU (196.275), Denver (195.575) and Michigan (195.100).

Following Kupets in the all-around for the second year in a row was Utah junior Ashley Postell (39.600). Florida freshman Amanda Castillo was third with 39.550.

The NCAA team finals will be held tonight, and apparatus finals will be contested Saturday evening.

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